by Lucinda Perez

“Shop more, spend less, feel better,” with names like Ralph Lauren, Gucci, Jimmy Choo and Prada lining the shop, it is hard to argue against shopping at Caroldean’s Resale Therapy.

Established in 2002, Resale Therapy is the premiere source for previously-owned designer men and women’s clothing, shoes, handbags and accessories, all by way of the desert’s most fashionable residents. With over 200 consignors, anyone shopping for the perfectly fabulous fashions will be sure to find it at Caroldean’s.

Caroldean Ross, shop owner, known as the “Queen of Cool” around the desert, has always been a fashionista and trendsetter, who wants others to enjoy fashion as much as she does, “I want everyone to walk into a room and turn heads.” She does this by offering the gently-worn, designer clothing at a much more affordable cost.


While Ross’ has traveled the world, gaining fashion knowledge from all around – London, Los Angeles, New York – it is the Coachella Valley she calls home.

Using her luxurious style and sense, Ross has been providing fashion for the Bob Hope Classic girls since 1995, as she was previously one of the Bob Hope Classic girls. Always with the desert in her heart, Ross is a supporter of various charities across the desert, including the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission, as well as a member of Palm Springs Women in Film.

In addition to Caroldean’s Resale Therapy’s two locations, shoppers can also browse to find some of the desert’s most stylish clothing and accessories.

For the less fashion-forward, or for those looking to get professional styling tips from one of the desert’s leading fashionista, Caroldean’s Resale Therapy also provides a dose of therapy on their website. Just what the doctor ordered for anyone who is interested in following the latest trends.

Caroldean’s guides for sailing into spring and summer:

• Influence of the sea – Expect lots of deep blues and aqua teals, as well as coral and sky-blue accents. Pairing blue tones is a popular daytime choice.
• Gowns and evening dresses will shimmer – with reflective tones, and mirrored and beaded appliqués. Evocative of the moon glistening off the evening ocean.
• Maxi dresses and flowing blouses will follow the sea influences – surf-like stripes and underwater prints.
• Gathered and draped fabric capture the ocean breezes
• Pearl and alabaster accessories will round out the seaside style

Finally, Caroldean’s last piece of advice:
Marry new with previously enjoyed articles of clothing will give the wearer a unique take on the hottest fashions.

Looking to add some designer names to your casual closet? Caroldean’s Resale Therapy offers two desert locations for convenience:

Resale Therapy (Palm Springs), 441 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262,
and Resale Therapy (Palm Desert), 72171 Highway 111, Palm Desert, 92260.

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